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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (disrespectful)
a. impertinent
Ayer castigué a un alumno por soltar un comentario impertinente sobre un compañero.Yesterday I punished a student for making an impertinent comment about a classmate.
b. rude
Los hijos de Yolanda me parecen muy impertinentes.I think Yolanda's children are really rude.
2. (ill-judged)
a. inappropriate
El tema de la charla del orador era del todo impertinente en un colegio.The topic of the speaker's speech was completely inappropriate for a school.
3. (not pertinent)
a. irrelevant
Las preguntas que hizo el público eran impertinentes y no aportaban nada interesante.The questions the public asked were irrelevant and didn't contribute anything interesting.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
4. (disrespectful person)
a. impertinent (adjective)
Amparo es una impertinente. Solo con abrir la boca, ofende.Amparo is really impertinent. She only has to open her mouth to offend someone.
b. rude (adjective)
Mi jefe es un impertinente que nunca te agradece nada.My boss is really rude, and he never says thank you for anything you do.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(eyeglasses with a handle)
a. lorgnette
Antiguamente en la ópera, las mujeres utilizaban sus impertinentes para ver a los personajes de cerca sobre el escenario.In the past at the opera, the women used their lorgnettes to watch the characters on stage close up.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. impertinent
ponerse impertinenteto be impertinent o rude
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (persona)
a. impertinent person
3. (anteojos)
a. lorgnette
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1 (insolente) impertinent
2 (irrelevante) irrelevant; not pertinent
impertinentes lorgnette
; (s)
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